Marathon Martinez Refinery 'Indefinitely Idled' Due to Pandemic-Driven Drop in Auto TravelMarathon Petroleum will "indefinitely idle" its Martinez refinery and convert the site to a terminal facility, the company announced Friday, blaming plummeting demand for gasoline amid coronavirus-related travel restrictions.
Air District Announces $146K Settlement With Richmond Chevron Refinery For ViolationsThe Bay Area Air Quality Management District announced a settlement of nearly $150,000 with Chevron for air quality violations at the oil and gas company's Richmond refinery.
Coronavirus Update: Low Gas Demand Leading To Marathon East Bay Refinery ShutdownWorkers at the Marathon Petroleum Co. refinery in unincorporated Contra Costa County began shutdown procedures Sunday as the facility prepares to be temporarily shuttered because of plummeting demand for gasoline amid COVID-19 coronavirus-related travel restrictions.
Refinery Problems Send California Gas Prices SoaringWith the booming economy and busy freeways, getting from place to place in the Bay Area can be time-consuming. And with a recent spike in gas prices, it’s becoming more costly as well. 
Valero Refinery in Controlled Shutdown Following Smoke EmissionsImproving air conditions prompted the city of Benicia on Sunday afternoon to lift an earlier health advisory regarding emissions and heavy smoke from the Valero Benicia refinery.
Bay Area Air Quality District Investigates Flaring at Chevron Richmond RefineryThe Bay Area Air Quality Management District said Friday it has launched investigations and increased scrutiny of Chevron's Richmond refinery as a result of several recent flaring incidents.
Chevron: Flaring At Richmond Refinery Was ‘Nothing Significant’Chevron said flaring that occurred New Year's Eve and New Year's Day at the refinery in Richmond was "nothing significant."
Hazmat Spill Discovered Near Chevron Dock In RichmondA possible hazardous materials spill found in the water near the Chevron Refinery in Richmond has been contained.
Evacuation Order Lifted After Benicia Refinery Power OutageBenicia officials have lifted the evacuation and citywide shelter-in-place orders that were issued Friday morning as a result of a power outage and massive flaring at the Valero Refinery.
Tar Sands Oil From Canada Could Pose Threat To Bay Area Marine LifeThe environmental impacts of the fuel from tar sands, known as bitumen, on marine life remains largely unknown.
Flaring, Smoke At Martinez Shell Refinery Prompts Warning To 'Avoid Area'Contra Costa Health Services was advising people to avoid the area around the Shell Refinery in Martinez Monday afternoon due to "excessive flaring and black smoke."